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A nurse looked in my vagina and assumed it was genital warts. Genital warts could be mistaken for anything. So I don't trust her I'm getting a pap fri?
GREAT idea: No disrespect to nurses, but you want the most accurate possible diagnosis. There are a variety of nodular lesions and even normal structures with variants that could mimic this. There are also a couple of serious entities. Glad you're getting checked -- biopsy if there's any doubt. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Can I pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?
Let me explain: Studies have shown hpv transmission between hands and genitals of the same person and sexual partners is possible, partridge reports men's fingertips became positive for high risk hpv at more than half the rate (26% per 2 years) as their genitals (48%) winer reports 14% of fingertip samples from sexually active women were positive. So clean your hands before. ...Read more
Yes: Warts are contagious if the area is susceptible. Not all body parts and not all people are susceptible. Also, there are 99 species of hpv. The one that causes common warts on your hand is not the same one that causes cervical cancer. Regardless, watch where and who you touch with that hand, and see a dermatologist to get rid of it. ...Read more
Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more
Different organisms: They are two different infections. One causes blisters and one causes warts (like you would get on you thumb or foot). ...Read more
How common are oral warts from genital hpv? Can you get them when you share a cup with someone who has oral warts or am I just paranoid?
HPV and Oral Cancer: While the number of people with oral hpv infection has increased, the transmission is still considered to be sexual. Sharing a cup with someone with known oral hpv (which is not easily detected unless they have hpv + oral cancer) does not seem to be a risk factor. Smoking, having multiple past sexual partners (or a partner who does) and known genital hpv infection increases the risk for oral hpv. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Depending upon where these are and what they look like they may need treatment or potentially biopsy. ...Read more
I have warts on genital groin and it bleed and itch sometimes could it be syphillis or hpv? I had one first and now there's more on the same area that
Doubt warts, see MD: The groin usually means where the thigh meets the abdomen. That's an unusual location for warts, and warts don't bleed or itch. So probably it's something else. (But HPV cause sall warts, so if you have warts, it's HPV.) Syphilis is much more rare and probably unlikely. Stop trying to guess or to figure it out on this or any other forum. See a doctor to learn what you have Good luck! ...Read more
Not exactly!: A pap smear is a test done to detect abnormal cell changes in your cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. At the time of your pap, hpv testing may be done which detects the virus that is known for causing most cervical cancers. Genital warts are also caused by hpv viruses, but diferent strains (6, 11) than those that cause cancer. Herpes testing requires either culture of a lesion or bloodwork. ...Read more
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Can HPV that causes warts on genital area on man could also cause cancer as well or is it just warts? I have a red mark on penis and small white dots
Possibly: Penile cancers are strongly associated with hpv infection (meaning most men with penile cancer have hpv). It is important to note that most men with hpv do not, however, go on to develop penile cancer, and men with penile cancer are typically much older than 21 years of age. If you have concerns, please see your doc or visit a clinic and undergo a physical exam to learn exactly what you do have. ...Read more
How do I remove dark scars on penis do to burning off warts. Had genital warts years ago, burned them off myself. How do I get rid of dark scars (please)!
Burn scars usually last a lifetime. The good news is that they lighten over time. There is a cream called Mederma that you can buy over the counter that may help lighten the scar. Read the instructions prior to buying to make sure this gel can be used on the genitals. Lastly please do not perform any more home medical procedures on yourself, this can be dangerous, and leave long lasting scars. There are other treatments for genital warts that would have resulted in no scars.
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Viral infection: These are warts caused by a virus. This is common this day and age and is a sexually transmitted disease. They may be very visible or not visible at all. Guardisil is an immunization used to prevent certain sero types of the virus so as to help prevent cervical cancer. It is given to young females and some give it to males. The wart is caused by the human papilloma virus. ...Read more
Possible: Warts in general do not itch. But in the genital area, they may become irritated and can be itchy. Please see a dermatologist or primary care doctor for evaluation to make sure there are no other reasons for the itch. ...Read more
Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months. ...Read more
Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. ...Read more
Genital warts: Are a commonly acquired sexually transmitted infection that appears as small, cauliflower like growths on the skin. The easiest way to diagnose them is from direct visualization by a medical professional. Treatment may involve topical cream, freezing or even minor surgery. As always, be sure to practice safe sex. ...Read more
Genital warts: Genital warts can be a clinical manifestation of human papilomavirus. Up to 90 percent of them are associated with HPV. Although treatment can get rid of them they often recur in 20 to 30 percent of people. Spontaneous regression occurs in 40%. Many warts remain asymptomatic and can last for months. Treatment is medical and sometimes surgical. ...Read more
Human papillomavirus: Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 100 types of HPV that are sexually transmitted, but only two of them (HPV6, HPV11) cause most warts. A highly effective vaccine prevents infection with HPV 6 and 11, as well as 7 other HPV types that cause the large majority of genital, anal, and throat cancers. ...Read more
Highly vary...: Its pace of growth highly varies from (-) to zero to fast to reflect individual defense mechanism against hpv. So, it's hard to predict and just watch and work with doctor. Note: a recurrence rate of some 50% over time after rx is expected, and many hpv-infected persons are just its carriers with no symptoms or signs of hpv. ...Read more